Mexico: 5 Centavos 1914-1935


Quick Coinage Facts

Years Minted: 1914-1935
Composition: Bronze
Diameter: 28 mm
Weight: 9 grams
Total Series Mintage: 85,616,000 (approximately)
Obverse Design: National Arms
Reverse Design: Denomination


The obverse design features the Mexican coat of arms, an eagle clutching a snake while it perches on a prickly pear cactus. On the outer periphery is the phrase “ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” or as translated to english “United Mexican States”.

The reverse design features a wreath tied off with a bow at the bottom, the denomination “5C” within and year of issue at the top. All coins were minted at the Mexico City Mint and display a “Mo” mint mark just below the bow.

Obverse Reverse

General Market Notes

Excluding errors and varieties, the key to the series is the 1931 issue and the semi-keys are the 1917, 1919, and 1924 issues.

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